2010 Tennessee Code
Title 32 - Wills
Chapter 1 - Execution of Wills
Part 1 - Execution Generally
32-1-106 - Nuncupative will.

32-1-106. Nuncupative will.

(a)  A nuncupative will may be made only by a person in imminent peril of death, whether from illness or otherwise, and shall be valid only if the testator died as a result of the impending peril, and must be:

     (1)  Declared to be the testator's will by the testator before two (2) disinterested witnesses;

     (2)  Reduced to writing by or under the direction of one (1) of the witnesses within thirty (30) days after such declaration; and

     (3)  Submitted for probate within six (6) months after the death of the testator.

(b)  The nuncupative will may dispose of personal property only and to an aggregate value not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), except that in the case of persons in active military, air or naval service in time of war the aggregate amount may be ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(c)  A nuncupative will neither revokes nor changes an existing written will.

[Acts 1941, ch. 125, § 6; C. Supp. 1950, § 8098.6; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 32-106.]  

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